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A photograph of Lori at a piano lesson, ca. 1983. She is sitting at the piano, with one hand on the keyboard, and turned to look at the camera.

Musical Ability and the Perspective of Being a Late Bloomer

I am a late bloomer. No one was in awe of my piano performance at age five. I didn’t even dazzle all that much in college. But I’m here now.

A photograph of Lori and her bass clarinet

Tonal Diversions Interview at VoyageChicago

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by VoyageChicago, an online magazine. This is my first interview! Thank you to VoyageChicago for giving me an opportunity to talk about Tonal Diversions Music and...

A photograph of pages of sheet music

What’s Playing at Tonal Diversions – September 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve done a review post and thought it was time to do another. Please note that I’m an Amazon affiliate, so purchases made via Amazon links to benefit the...

Me performing "The Old Grumbly Bear" with the Crystal Lake Community Band, July 2015

In High Praise of the Adult Amateur Musician

I attended the first-ever Chicago Clarinet Symposium this weekend at Northeastern Illinois University. It was two days filled with everything clarinet: master classes, concerts, vendor displays and sample instruments. I enjoyed my time there....

A photograph of a lovely spring landscape

Music Appreciation: Pastoral by Vincent Persichetti

In mid-January, my thoughts inevitably turn to spring. I don’t mind winter to some extent (and this year has been so much better than last year’s Big Bucket of Suck), but spring is my...

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